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Celebrate the Life of Andy Warhol with EarthCam

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WHAT: Today marks the 31st anniversary of American artist, Andy Warhol’s, death. EarthCam is remembering and celebrating the life of the visual artist by inviting people around the world to pay their virtual respects with its live streaming camera at his final resting place in Pittsburgh, PA.
WHY: Andy Warhol’s legacy is long-lasting and will be celebrated today with a special memorial ceremony at 3pm ET, led by local artist, Madelyn Roehrig, who chronicles fans’ Conversations with Andy. Fans are also invited to celebrate the artist in a way he truly would have appreciated – by creating commemorative pop art photos using EarthCam’s special camera.
HOW: Celebrate the life and work of Andy Warhol and be a part of the memorial ceremony today at 3pm ET with EarthCam’s Live Web Cam , installed in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum.

Debut collection of Bona's Kelly wins prestigious poetry award

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Dr. Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, has won the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her debut collection of poetry, “Bestiary.” One of the most prestigious prizes in contemporary poetry, the award recognizes a first volume by a poet of promise. “Bestiary,” which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in 2017, presents readers with a rich catalogue of legendary beasts and fantastic creatures that express familiar human struggles with identity, love, fear, and understanding even as they look back to the mythical past. The book was long-listed for the National Book Award in poetry in 2016, and was also named one of the New York Times’ best poetry books of the year. “Winning the Kate Tufts is such a tremendous and unexpected honor,” said Kelly. Kelly, who came to St. Bonaventure in the fall of 2016, teaches creative writing and 20th century American literature. Dr. David Hilmey, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences …

An Evening with Molly Ringwald on March 3

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Saturday March 3rd 7:30pm BCPAC presents "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" at The Bromeley Family Theater at UPB. Join Molly Ringwald and her jazz trio for a night of crowd-pleasing entertainmet. Melding traditional jazz with hits from the Great American Songbook, Ringwald performs a unique shoe with beautiful, unexpected musical connections. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films including the iconic: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to drive, the revival of Cabaret, Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Ms. Ringwald is now touring her concert act celebrating her first jazz album “Except Sometimes”. Tickets available at www.bcpac.com or call 814-362-2522

CRCF Grant Gives $22 Thousand for Biennial, Artist Support

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The Cattaraugus County Arts Council recently received a $22,207 grant from the F. Donald Kenney Fund to again support the Southern Tier Biennial Art show. The endowment fund was established through Mr. Kenney’s estate to support the biennial art exhibition in perpetuity. A graduate of Olean High School, Holy Cross College and Harvard University, Mr. Kenney made his career in international investment and banking, but also dedicated his time and money to the arts. Since its establishment, the Kenney Fund has made possible over $260,000 in grants to support the Southern Tier Biennial. The Biennial rotates yearly between a professionally juried art competition and a subsequent solo gallery for the competition’s best-in-show artist. In September 2018, Schuyler Dawson will be exhibiting his work after winning last year’s competition. Dawson, a California native, is currently pursuing his MFA in sculpture at Alfred University. The show’s professional jurors offered rave reviews of Daw…

Comedy Night to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold a comedy night to benefit its upcoming alternative spring break trip. The event will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Afterwords Club at 27 Congress St. Ticket prices are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Patrons must be 21. The Pitt-Bradford improvisational comedy group the Pitt Improvers will open the evening, followed by a troupe from Rochester, N.Y. A portion of the proceeds from the event will help send Habitat members to Winston-Salem, N.C., to help build homes for families in need. Last year, Habitat students traveled to Winston-Salem and installed hardwood flooring and tile in a home.